A longtime cops reporter made the dramatic (and successful) move to news-guy entrepreneur. Want to know how he did it? Is it right for you?
BY RICK NAGEL, EX-JOURNALIST And the winner of the Best Journalism Movie of All Time is ... WAIT! DON'T GIVE THAT ENVELOPE TO WARREN BEATTY!
A bishop, a rabbi and mega-church media guy walk into a NINA seminar ... And it's no joke. On April 12 at Northern Illinois University, some of the top religious leaders in Northern Illinois will headline what might be a first-of-its-kind meeting of the minds — a news-training exercise unlike anything you've experienced before.
Now more than ever, the world needs talented young journalists. We're on a deadline-charged mission to find, recognize and reward the next great one in Northern Illinois.
BY DAN CAMPANA, NINA BOARD MEMBER — A former cops reporter will never erase the memories of covering the 2008 Valentines Day tragedy at NIU, but the experience helps him understand what moving forward has meant at NIU.
BY JIM FULLER, DAILY HERALD — First they came for our freelancers and stringers. Then they came for our desks. Bureaus closed. Copy desks consolidated. Reporters moved into coffee shops. What's the next big thing in newsroom efficiency? Maybe me. ... I just made the move from full-time to part-time journalist.
BY SHELLEY HENDRICKS, NORTHERN STAR ADVISER — I have a scrap of paper from a fortune cookie on my desk at Northern Illinois University that I just can’t seem to throw out. It reads, “You will be free of the heavy burdens you have been carrying.” ...
Hey, high school journalists and student advisers! March 23 deadline for High School Journalist of the Year Scholarship competition.
BY JAY DICKERSON 2017 was a banner year for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. NINA had five key accomplishments in the past year: 1. Scholarships NINA’s scholarships this year went to students at Walter Payton College Prep. Grace McDermott and Allison Cho each impressed our judges panel. 2017 marks the 20th year for our scholarship …
By now submitting entries to NINA's annual news competition via our online database system has become routine for most members. However, some minor details are hanging people up. Here are some finer points to consider while registering: You must register before trying to log in. Don't go to the login screen thinking you can create …